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New Bucksport eatery coming from Verona Wine and Design owners

Colleen and Mike Gross, owners of the Verona Island-based Verona Wine and Design, have announced a mid-June date for the grand opening of a retail and wine shop and tapas bistro of the same name in...

27 Maine small business nab $690K in grant funding

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On Thursday, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development announced that seven communities across the state have been awarded $690,300 in funding under the Community Development Block...

Move over Doogie Howser — Maine has its own whiz kid

The business ventures of 14-year-old entrepreneurs have come a long way from newspaper delivery routes and lawn mowing rackets, as Jack Cardin of Saco has shown with Kinney Shores Trading Co.

New England Tent & Awning pays $225K for Brunswick HQ

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BRUNSWICK — New England Tent & Awning, a Brunswick business that dates back to 1929, has purchased a site that's been crucial to its growth. Paying $225,00 for a building it already occupied,...

Pine State Trading sells its c-store division

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Pine State Trading Co., a Gardiner-based family-owned company with customers throughout New England and parts of New York state, said Monday it will sell its convenience store division to Core-Mark...

Waldoboro manufacturer of specialty grilling products expands to Georgia

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The Waldoboro-based grilling and smoking woods manufacturer, Flame Grilling Products Inc., has finalized plans to open a satellite operation in Glennville, Ga., in an expansion that its co-founder...

A new owner for longtime fish market in Kennebunkport

The Kennebunkport-based Port Lobster is under new ownership after 63 years, as its owner, Sonny Hutchins, has sold the fish market to Kennebunkport Selectman Allen Daggett.

MTI awards $107K to businesses across the state

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The Maine Technology Institute announced on Thursday that it has approved nine grant applications for March totaling over $107,931 to Maine businesses specializing in advancements in fields including...

Westbrook candlepin bowling alley closing after nearly eight decades

A 16-lane candlepin bowling alley that has drawn both competitive and casual bowlers for the past 77 years will be calling it a day, as the Westbrook-based Colonial Bowling Center will be closing...

Another brewery in Maine will be downtown Bangor’s first

Bangor’s downtown district will be opening its first brewery early this fall, as couple Cory and Nok-Noi Ricker have announced plans for a new microbrewery, 2 Feet Brewing, to open at 80...